Becoming a Rotarian

An association of some 31,000 autonomous clubs in 166 countries,
Rotary International is one of the world's largest service organisations. The goal for a club's membership is an up-to-date and progressive representation of the community's business, vocational and professional interests.

An important distinction between Rotary and other organisations is that membership in Rotary is by invitation. Rotary clubs invite individuals to join and become members.

Membership is vital to a Rotary club's operations and community service activities. A primary goal of the club is to continually expand the club with committed members who have the interest and ability to get involved in service and humanitarian projects. 

Prospective members we seek:

• hold - or be retired from - a professional, proprietary, executive, or managerial position...

• have the capacity to meet the club's weekly attendance or community project participation requirements...

• live or work within the locality of the club or the surrounding area...

For further information about membership of The Rotary Club of Shellharbour City, please contact our Club Secretary - ( through our
contacts page )


Often a person/s being considered for membership is invited by a member / sponsor to attend one or more club meetings to learn more about Rotary. The sponsor may then submit the name of the candidate to the club's membership committee.

If you are interested in membership but do not know any Rotarians you can contact your local club dire
ctly. You can search for clubs in Australasia at .


Effecting change within the community.

• Developing leadership skills.

• Gaining an understanding of — and having an impact on — international humanitarian issues.

• Developing relationships with community and business leaders.


For further information about membership, please contact your local Rotary Club.

Membership Referral Form

• Online Membership Referral Form

• Online Prospective Member Contact Form